S&P Capital IQ Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
236 Reviews
3.4
236 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture; good work/life balance; a good place to start (in 35 reviews)

  • good interpersonal skills and very friendly yet professional work environment (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in investing in employees and assisting in development (in 11 reviews)

  • No Learning- After 6 months your learning curve falls and get ready to do the same stuff for the rest of your life (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great job right out of college, not much beyond that

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    The team you work with becomes like family. Depending on the department and manager, they can be extremely flexible with you in terms of working from home. There are also some great travel opportunities, depending on your position.

    Cons

    Too many changes. The company is confused with who they are and who they want to be. Nothing fulfilling about your everyday work. There are no straight duties for your job description, they are always changing while you take on more responsibility and your salary remains close to the same .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to really look at the bigger picture, they are so focused on the client that they ignore the employees that gather and retain the clients. There is also a lot of decisions made without consulting the people those decisions affect. Advice would be to listen to your employees, they can also have great ideas!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible work environment, good co-workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, good co-workers.

    Cons

    Not an exciting startup enviornment but a good stable family oriented work place.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A sweet option for part-timers/flexible proofreader types

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transcription Proofreader
    Current Employee - Transcription Proofreader

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, (sometimes) interesting content, not too taxing.

    I work as a proofreader for the transcription department. I listen to the audio of a conference call or presentation and check the accuracy of a transcription. Pretty straightforward, easy work, and most of the calls are pretty interesting. The work is cyclical, tied to quarterly earnings reports of publicly-traded companies, so it's not full time (more like 26-32-ish weeks out of the year), but when there's work, there's plenty of work. Pay is decent but it would be hard to have this be a single job. That's not their fault though, they're very upfront about the amount of work, and most of their people do this as a second/side job so they're usually pretty understanding so long as you stick to what you promise.

    Cons

    Not a full-time job but can eat up too much time when it's busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The coaching opportunities were a good idea and should be continued/expanded.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    No new product developments, existing portfolio is pretty solid though

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Lead in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, great learning opportunities, great people used to be working here, however have left the company in recent months.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic, simple things cannot get done due to multiple hurdles, infrastructure operations outsourced to a terrible vendor, senior management is out of touch with recent technological advancements, lot of politics played by middle management employees due to job insecurity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline the senior management by paying closer attention to the actual work being done by the so-called "directors" and "senior directors".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Product Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's an easy job with short hours. The people are fun and like-minded.

    Cons

    The group is terribly managed, and there is no real growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Startup Fun Culture with perfect Professionalism and Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ as an intern

    Pros

    Its the perfect mix of a professional work culture and startup fun. You learn a lot, get mentored a lot, get challenging work but see people full of energy around you playing games, shouting, laughing, throwing jokes, making fun - that is you never get bored.
    There will never be a lack of energy and fun
    There will never be a lack of learning and quality work

    Cons

    Don't go by the negative reviews. I had really low expectations from the company after reading them but am so glad now that I joined it

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Talent is draining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Big name
    Stability
    People you can meet

    Cons

    Talent is walking out
    Top Down information lags significantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    S&P Capital IQ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Training, Culture and Location.

    Cons

    Integration with the rest of the company especially the S&P side of the business and transparency from HR and upper management.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work despite recent integration pain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and entrepreneurial work environment. Lot's of potential to grow the business by putting together solutions from businesses acquired over the years but not yet fully integrated

    Cons

    Hard to get paid well. Varying quality of senior management team. Culture clash between "lifers" and new young blood mostly brought in through acquisitions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire on merit for senior positions and not just based on past loyalties

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mismanaged senior people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at S&P Capital IQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits from parent are good

    Cons

    limited directtion from mgmt and product focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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